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Sep 07, 2014
This month on Interview With A Trade Show Exec we’ll be getting to know a bit more about another one of our industry’s rock stars – 32-year veteran Robbi Lycett, senior vice president, Conventions & Conferences, Biotechnology Industry Organization, which owns and runs the BIO International Convention. While it may not have the Gothic setting of an Anne Rice novel, I think these main characters are just as complicated and deep as Lestat de Lioncourt and Louis de Pointe du Lac, but without all that brooding undead thing going on. Where did you grow up? What was your adolescent experience… more
Sep 07, 2014
When Cleveland’s International Exposition Center, also known as the I-X Center, needed an engaging way to entertain their 1.5 million yearly visitors, they turned to NanoLumens®, which specializes in LED indoor displays, to provide the exposition center with a complete range of NanoWrap and fixed NanoSlim indoor LED signage solutions. “We were honored to have been selected by the I-X Center,” NanoLumens Executive Vice President of Business Development Karen Robinson said. “NanoLumens provided a broad variety of 22 indoor LED displays, virtually including… more
Sep 07, 2014
When Cleveland’s International Exposition Center, also known as the I-X Center, needed an engaging way to entertain their 1.5 million yearly visitors, they turned to NanoLumens®, which specializes in LED indoor displays, to provide the exposition center with a complete range of NanoWrap and fixed NanoSlim indoor LED signage solutions. “We were honored to have been selected by the I-X Center,” NanoLumens Executive Vice President of Business Development Karen Robinson said. “NanoLumens provided a broad variety of 22 indoor LED displays, virtually including… more
Sep 05, 2014
The inaugural International Mining Conference & Expo (IMEX2014) has just surpassed the 250 exhibitor mark, just weeks before the show runs Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IMEX2014 is designed to provide operators with a forum to evaluate suppliers with an objective of improving productivity and operational efficiencies. Interest for this new event has been very strong and the pace of new exhibitor signups has been increasing. Event organizers, SEMCO PRODUCTIONS, a Mining Media International Company, expects well more than 250 exhibitors, in addition to 1,000 qualified… more
Sep 04, 2014
The Premiere Orlando International Beauty Show signed on for a five-year renewal that will keep the show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando through 2019.  The home-grown show, spearheaded by Howard Britt, Premier's founder and president, has a major economic impact on Orlando, to the tune of $91 million dollars annually. “We have been at the Orange County Convention Center since 1995 and our partnership between the OCCC and Visit Orlando truly has been an integral part of our incredible success,” Britt said. He added, “We are excited to stay in Orlando for the next 5 years… more
Sep 04, 2014
U.K.-based UBM has consolidated its events-led marketing services businesses in North and South America into a single organization with a streamlined management structure.  UBM Americas will be headquartered in New York and led by Sally Shankland, who previously was CEO of UBM Connect, UBM’s non-technology-related business in the U.S. and Mexico.   The integration of UBM Tech and UBM Connect is effective immediately, with UBM Brazil following in January 2015. “The formation of UBM Americas will help the events-led marketing services business in the U.S. grow to its potential,… more
Sep 03, 2014
Lew Shomer, the executive director for the Society of Independent Show Organizers, will be stepping down from the organization that represents for-profit show organizers when the current management agreement with his management company, Shomex Productions, expires Sept. 30, 2015. Shomer told the SISO Board of Directors at the last meeting in Atlantic City that "it's time to change leadership and continue the growth of SISO." SISO Chairman Rick McConnell said, "With the help of Lew, SISO is in the best possible shape and is a great organization, with lots of upside still to come." He added… more
Sep 02, 2014
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has selected the Pennsylvania Convention Center as the location for its 2019 annual conference, according to the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. APIC, which is the leading professional association for infection preventionists with more than 15,000 members, will hold its annual conference in Philadelphia for the first time in 2019. “Philadelphia has always been a great destination and now that SMG has worked out some of the past challenges with the new CSA we are looking forward to treating our… more
Sep 02, 2014
Home to the latest technology ideas and innovations, the Eureka Park Marketplace at the 2015 International CES will expand by more than 50 percent, compared with the 2014 event and feature exhibits from 300 startups.   The 2015 CES, owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, is scheduled to run Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.   Returning for its fourth year, the Eureka Park Marketplace will highlight entrepreneurs and their home-grown innovations across the consumer technology spectrum. The Eureka Park Marketplace is expected to span 35,000 net square feet of… more
Sep 02, 2014
Global trade show company Reed Exhibitions has appointed Chet Burchett CEO of the company, and Mike Rusbridge, who previously held that title, will remain in his other role as executive chairman. “Reed Exhibitions has an exciting future ahead with strong growth expected and a clear plan of what will be required to realize our goals over the coming years,” Rusbridge said. He added, “I believe, as both chairman and CEO, now is the right time to separate these two roles to ensure we remain focused on our strategic direction, while executing well on the objectives we set ourselves each year.”… more